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Facilities

Ruby Falls Entrance & Ticket Atrium

The Entrance and Ticket Atrium features a stunning 37-foot waterfall mural, geode-encrusted welcome desk, and guest locker rentals. 

Cave adventures sell out quickly! Purchase timed-entry tickets online before your visit at rubyfalls.com. Walk-up tickets are not sold onsite at Ruby Falls. 

 

Ruby Falls Village Plaza

The Village Plaza is the perfect spot to relax, savor time with friends and family, and take in the spectacular view. Enjoy the mountain breeze while creating memories that last a lifetime.

 

 

 

Ruby Falls Castle

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the iconic Ruby Falls Castle has welcomed generations of guests, eager to explore Lookout Mountain’s underground caverns since 1929. Designed by master Chattanooga architect R.H. Hunt to resemble a 15th-century castle, it is a beloved landmark built from limestone excavated during the construction of the elevator shaft giving access to the caverns.

 

 

Historic Lookout Mountain Tower

The sweeping, 360-degree views of the Cumberland Plateau from the top is worth the climb! Built in 1929 with limestone excavated from the Ruby Falls elevator shaft, historic Lookout Mountain Tower offers unmatched views from its lower and upper decks. 

 

 

 

Blue Heron Overlook

This quiet overlook offers lovely views of the Tennessee Valley and is accessible by elevator or stairs.  It features a red-green true-color colorblind viewfinder, one of only 13 in Tennessee!  This delightful vantage point connects to the the base of historic Lookout Mountain Tower by elevated walkway.

 

 

 

 

Shopping

Designed to encourage curiosity in caves and geology, the Village Gift Shop offers an extensive collection of curated keepsakes and gifts. Tried-and-true favorites and new classics, including a rock candy mountain, make this shop a pleasure to explore. 

 

 

 

Dining

Fuel your adventure at the Castle Cafe, located in historic Ruby Falls Castle.

Open daily, 8 AM - 8 PM for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and lighter fare 

Enjoy a casual seasonal menu offering flatbread pizzas, sandwiches and wraps, salads, snacks, breakfasts sandwiches and pastries, fresh fruit, and delicious desserts.

Serving locally-roasted Mayfly coffee and craft beer from Chattanooga breweries on tap.

Order Online

In a hurry? Make your Castle Cafe order to-go or choose grab and go snacks and drinks in the Village Gift Shop.

The Back Porch umbrella-shaded outdoor dining area on the Village Plaza offers a respite for guests to kick back and enjoy spectacular views.

Delicious Fresh-Roasted, Cinnamon-Glazed Nuts are available at multiple locations throughout Ruby Falls. 

 

High Point ZIP Adventure at Ruby Falls 

Open seasonally, High Point ZIP Adventure at Ruby Falls is the ultimate zip line adventure above the tree tops on Lookout Mountain, featuring 700-feet of rushing zip lines and a 40-foot climbing tower with five routes of varying difficulty with incredible views of the Tennessee River and Tennessee Valley. 

High Point ZIP Adventure at Ruby Falls is a separately ticketed activity. Weight requirements vary by activity. Discounted Ruby Falls + High Point ZIP Adventure combination packages are available.